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ubuntu 11.04 updates: banshee default, new grub background, appmenu changes

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webupd8.org: An update today finally sets Banshee as the default music player in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. Since Banshee is now default, it has replaced Rhythmbox in the Ubuntu Sound Menu:

Feds relax export curbs on open-source crypto

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Security

theregister.co.uk: Federal restrictions will be relaxed on the export of open-source software that incorporates strong encryption, the US government announced on Friday in a lengthy disclosure.

Zorin OS 4 reviewed

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Linux

dwasifar.com: Regular readers will remember a couple months back when I was evaluating various KDE-based Linux distributions. At the time I didn’t come to any clear conclusions. Then I ran across a PCWorld article touting Zorin OS 4.

Waiting (im)patiently

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: OK, this is the list of final releases I'm waiting for (im)patiently during this year:

Open source gaming

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Gaming

mybroadband.co.za: Gaming has never been a strong point in the open source world, but gradually things are getting better and more open source games are emerging for Linux, as well as other non-open source platforms. Here we look at some of the better open source games, most of which run on multiple platforms.

15+ Useful AppIndicator Applets For Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: As the development of appindicator getting more mature, more and more apps started to show up with support for the indicator-applets. Since most of these apps are not found in the Ubuntu repository, we have compiled a list of useful appindicators that you can install and use.

Best media players for Linux - A choice selection

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Every Linux distro comes with a handful of them preinstalled. But are they really the best choice for you? What if you like watching foreign movies? Do you need subtitles? What about tagging and rating? What about online music stores? Are you anti-mono? Do you need radio streaming and special codecs? What about high-definition movies?

GIMP 2.8 still needs some more time

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: Currently there are some features that need to be completed and some bugs that prevent GIMP 2.8 from being finally released.

Today I Booted into Windows and Now I'm Mentally Deranged

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Microsoft
Software

gnuru.org: Do all Windows developers think their users are idiots or only the ones who work for Garmin?

When trouble strikes, who speaks for open source?

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OSS

itworld.com: The thought of 882 Novell patents getting sold to CPTN Holdings, LLC (a holding consortium made up of Apple, EMC, Microsoft, and Oracle America) does not sit well with me.

Ubuntu Adds Sparkle to Nufront Laptops at CES

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Sure enough, a series of ARM-powered laptops debuted by Chinese firm Nufront reportedly feature none other than Canonical's popular free and open source operating system.

Cedega To Be Replaced By GameTree Linux Software

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Software

phoronix.com: TransGaming, the company behind the Cedega software for running Windows games on Linux, is going to be replacing the Cedega Gaming Service with something now called GameTree Linux.

A list of some commercial GNU/Linux games

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Gaming

eurion.net: I thought I’d be nice to make a little list of some of the GNU/Linux games I’ve tried out this past year. I’ve also decided to only include commercial games in this post; if it gets positive feedback I may also post a list of my favourite free games.

Can DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER Compete With Btrfs, ZFS?

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Software
BSD

phoronix.com: When it comes to the FreeBSD and PC-BSD operating systems, ZFS is looked upon as the superior, next-generation option that is available to BSD users. However, with the DragonFlyBSD operating system there is another option: HAMMER.

Apple, Linux welcomes you to 1998!

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Linux

networkworld.com: A lot of people are buzzing about Apple's Mac App Store, but I'm nonplussed. I've had the same features on Linux since the late 90's.

Social-network open-source project Diaspora named 'rookie of the year'

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Software

sdtimes.com: Showing how social networking was a hot trend in 2010, open-source project Diaspora topped Black Duck’s third annual “Rookies of the Year” list, which distinguishes the most “buzz-worthy” open-source projects started last year.

5 Reasons why Arch Linux Rocks

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Linux

gauravlive.com: Arch Linux is a distribution for advanced linux user. The basic goal of Arch Linux is to provide users with a fast & smooth linux experience. I’ve been using Arch Linux for over a month now & I’m quite liking it. Here are five reasons I feel Arch Linux rocks.

Luis Villa Leaving Mozilla

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Moz/FF

tieguy.org: Today was my last day as an employee of the Mozilla Corporation. I’m leaving to work at the law firm of Greenberg, Traurig. This was not an easy decision for me to make, but I’m pretty sure that it is the right one, both for me and for Mozilla.

Hedgewars sees special 0.9.15 Winter Release

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Gaming
  • Hedgewars sees special 0.9.15 Winter Release
  • The Spring Project – An Open Source Strategy Game Engine With An Impressive Selection of Free Games
  • Play Bioware's Infinity Engine Games PlaneScape Torment, Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale Natively on Linux

Linux kernel slips out at CES

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Linux
  • Linux kernel slips out at CES
  • Expert: Linux capabilities don't add security
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